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Los Angeles Haunted Hayride will unleash the Boogeyman for Halloween 2015

The Los Angeles Haunted Hayride has announced its schedule and theme for Halloween 2015. This year, the environs of Griffith Park’s Old Zoo will be haunted by The Boogeyman, an embodiment of a universal cultural constant around the world: the fear of a “dark presence” or a “mythical evil”that lies in wait, ready to take your soul when you close your eyes and fall asleep.

Los Angeles Haunted Hayride 2010: A tractor pulls victims through the gate leading to haunted territory.In keeping with its new theme, L.A. Haunted Hayride promises to revamp its entire presentation. The Hayride itself will be “all new from the ground up.” The In-Between Dark Maze will have a “new twist.” The House of the Horseman and the Seven Sins Sideshow from Halloween 2014 will be replaced with House of the Shadows and Trick or Treat. The Purgatory scare zone will be back as well, with its carnival of ghouls parading the midway, terrorizing haunt-goers on their way to other attractions. Also back are Theatre Macabre, Death Row, Jack’s Carving Shack, the Scary-Go-Round, psychics, and live performances on stage.

Tickets start at $30 for the Hayride only. An all-access General Admission is $43. VIP tickets, with front-of-the-line privilege, are $59. A private wagon for up to 30 people is $1,395. There are Super Saver discounts for slow weeknights and group rates for 20 or more visitors.

This Halloween’s Haunted Hayride is open weekends in October (Friday-Saturday-Sunday), plus a few weeknights later in the month. Dates are October 2-4, 9-11, 16-18, 23-25, 30 & 31.

Get more information at the haunt’s official website.

Read our review of the 2014 Haunted Hayride.

Steve Biodrowski, Administrator

A graduate of USC film school, Steve Biodrowski has worked as a film critic, journalist, and editor at Movieline, Premiere, Le Cinephage, The Dark Side., Cinefantastique magazine, Fandom.com, and Cinescape Online. He is currently Managing Editor of Cinefantastique Online and owner-operator of Hollywood Gothique.